Newly-appointed Michigan basketball coach Tommy Amaker met with the media for lunch yesterday. Here are some of the highlights from the discussion:

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Tommy Amaker speaks at the press conference when he was named Michigan”s new coach. He met with the media again yesterday at a luncheon.<br><br>ABBY ROSENBAUM/Daily

His vision:

“We want to accomplish being passionate, being prepared, being honest, having fun and being Michigan. It”s not just about blocking out, or making a pass or shooting 3-pointers. It”s the way we want to conduct ourselves.”

In-state recruiting:

“We want to make our presence felt in the state of Michigan. That”s going to be a priority for us. We are the University of Michigan and we want to make sure our presence is felt within our borders.”

Status of incoming recruits:

“As far as I know, everyone is still saying they want to be on board.”

Recruiting philosophy:

“We want kids that can identify with what we”re trying to accomplish kids who want to be at a great school and play at the highest level of basketball, and who want to represent Michigan. We are also a national university, so we want to make sure we take advantage of all that”s available to us. But we want to make sure we do it the right way with the right kids.”

Status of remaining scholarships:

“Certainly we”re not completely sure. We”re in the process of evaluating the incoming class and the kids who signed early. At this moment we”re at one scholarship and we”re going to wait and see if we use it now or save it for the next class.”

Domminac Ingerson:

“One of the first things I wanted to do is fly out to the Bay area to see him and I was impressed with him.”

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